The combined J.D./M.B.A. program permits a J.D. student to obtain Juris Doctor and Master of Business Administration degrees in an integrated sequence of courses over a three- to four-year period. The combined JD/MBA program permits law students to apply nine credits earned in the Merrick School of Business graduate program, courses 600 level and above, toward the 87 credits required for the School of Law J.D. degree (effective beginning with December 2009 graduates) if the two degrees are completed concurrently. If the MBA is completed later than the law degree, the law school will only accept six credits towards the law degree. Up to nine law credits may be used to satisfy M.B.A. requirements.